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Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center

BNORC Annual Symposium

Neural Control of Energy Balance: Implications for Obesity

Friday, July 25, 2014

Boston University School of Medicine
72 East Concord Street, Instructional Building
Hiebert Lounge, 14th Floor, Boston, MA

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8:30 A.M. Check-in & Continental Breakfast
Moderator Susan K. Fried, Ph.D., Center Director
 “Aberrant reward responsivity and eating behavior: Evidence from human neuroimaging studies”
Kyle S. Burger MPH, RD, PhD, Neuropsychology of Ingestive Behavior Laboratory Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:45 A.M. “What can movement circuitry tell us about obesity?”
Alexxai Kravitz, PhD, Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and National Institute of Drug Abuse
10:30 A.M. Coffee Break
10:45 A.M. “Developmental influences on circuits regulating food intake”
Lori Zeltser, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology & Cell Biology, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Columbia University
11:30 A.M. BNORC Pilot and Feasibility Presentations
Moderator Andrew Greenberg M.D., Center Associate Director
“Neural circuits underlying hunger-dependent attention to food-associated cues”
Mark Andermann, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
“Noninvasive brain stimulation with tDCS in obesity”
Miguel Alonso-Alonso, MD, MPhil, Instructor in Surgery, Laboratory of Bariatric and Nutritional Neuroscience, Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
12:00 NOON - 1:30 P.M.

Please note that there is no charge to attend this program and/or to participate in the poster session however you must register for this event in order to attend. Please be sure to select ‘Yes” if you would like to participate as a presenter in the poster session.

Please visit for directions to BUMC including parking information.

Contact Donna Gibson, Center Administrator for additional program information ( or 617 638 7125.)

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